AMG jest odpowiedzią na zapotrzebowanie ludzi, którzy chcą żeby ich Mercedes był inny niż wszystkie… szybszy, bardziej wyjątkowy, spersonalizowany. Prezentowany Mercedes SL 72 AMG Roadster to numer 4 z zaledwie 35 wyprodukowanych sztuk, a podobno jedynie 10 egzemplarzy trafiło w ręce osób prywatnych. Gdy wchodził na rynek w 1995 roku, był najmocniejszym roadsterem niemieckiej marki w historii. Z będącej podstawą jednostki V12 specjaliści AMG zdołali uzyskać 525 KM. Powiększony z 6 l do 7,3 l pojemności skokowej atmosferyczny silnik tak zafascynował Horacio Pagani’ego, że ten zdecydował się użyć tej jednostki również w swoich supersamochodach. Mercedes w tradycyjnym srebrnym kolorze nadwozia, z panoramicznym szklanym dachem, na 18 calowych aluminiowych felgach AMG i ze sportowym układem wydechowym, w Goodwood 30 czerwca 2017 sprzedany został za jedyne 74300 funtów czyli 357072 złotych.
1995 MERCEDES-BENZ SL 72 AMG COUPÉ/ROADSTER
Registration no. to be advised Chassis no. WDB1290761F115979
£70,000 – 100,000
PLN 340,000 – 480,000
THE GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED SALE
Collector’s Motor Cars and Automobilia
30 Jun 2017, 14:00 BST
1995 Mercedes-Benz SL 72 AMG Coupé/Roadster
Registration no. to be advised
Chassis no. WDB1290761F115979
*One of an estimated 35 built
*525bhp; circa 185mph
*Three owners from new
*All books and tools
'For anyone wishing to give their Mercedes that extra personal touch, Mercedes-AMG GmbH has just the answers. The Daimler-Chrysler subsidiary offers the combined experience of Mercedes-Benz and AMG in the field of high-quality enhancements for Mercedes-Benz passenger cars and puts the emphasis firmly on individuality when creating the customer’s dream Mercedes.’ – Mercedes-AMG GmbH.
AMG, which is now the official performance division of Mercedes-Benz, has a long history of producing high-performance derivatives of Mercedes’ standard production vehicles, and these improved versions enjoy an enthusiastic following world-wide, with prominent figures of the motorsport, entertainment, sport and business communities being counted among aficionados.
The car offered here is an example of one of AMG’s rarest and most exotic models, the legendary SL 72, which when it went on sale in 1995 was the most powerful that the company had ever produced, boasting a supercar-league maximum output of 525bhp and 553lb/ft of torque. Later given the designation SL 73, it was based on the flagship SL600 coupé/roadster that had debuted in the R129 platform at the Geneva Show in 1989. Sleeker and more aerodynamically efficient than its W107 predecessor, the new SL also incorporated a wealth of safety features, including a spring-loaded, self-erecting roll bar.
For the SL 72/73, AMG bored and stroked the SL600’s 6.0-litre V12 to achieve a cubic capacity of 7.3 litres. The transmission was Mercedes-Benz’s latest five-speed automatic, and power was transmitted to the ground via a special wheel/tyre combination. AMG decided that they need not be bound by the German manufacturers’ agreement to restrict their vehicles’ top speed to 250km/h (155mph), and as a result the SL 72/73 was able to unleash its full potential, which meant a top speed of around 185mph with the 0-60mph dash covered in only 4.8 seconds. As a testament to the stupendous performance of the SL 72/73, Horacio Pagani chose its AMG-modified V12 engine as the power unit for his new Pagani Zonda supercar.
It appears that production was halted after an estimated 35 SL600s had been modified to SL 72 specification, resuming in 1998 (as the SL 73) and continuing until 2001, by which time a further 50 cars had been complete for a combined total of 85. Of the 35 SL 72s built, 25 were purchased in a package deal by the Sultan of Brunei.
A relatively early example completed on 18th March 1995, this SL 72 is one of the minority badged as such rather than as the (later) SL 73. Number '4′ of the 35 SL 72s completed, and one of only 10 sold privately, this example is rust- and accident-free, and has enjoyed only three owners from new. It comes with full history going back to the original ordering details.
Presented in Mercedes-Benz’s traditional silver livery, with a full black leather interior, this car also boasts a panoramic glass roof, AMG 18″ alloy wheels, a sports exhaust, 300km/h speedometer, and AMG wood veneers and logos both inside and out. Mercedes-Benz Watford serviced and inspected this SL on 14th March 2016 and found it to be faultless (report on file).
Offering peerless engineering, all-weather usability and supercar-rivalling performance, this ultimate SL comes with AMG correspondence, service bills, current MoT, a V5C Registration Certificate, Japan/UK main dealer service history, and all books and manuals in their original leather-bound wallet.